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Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
technology advanced and grew more specialized. health care costs the cost of medical care went beyond the means of most milies. the marketplace offered one solution-- private insurance coverage under the blue cross/ blue shield programs. by the end of world war ii, only half the populaon was protecd by hospital insurance. many, particularly the aged, the poor, and the jobless had no coverage at all. in 1946, president harry s.ruman called for national hto cover all americans. his program didn't make it through congress. the american medical association blocked its ssage. ama president dr. james sammons. the ama's opposition was in greatart responsible for helping defeat the truman plan. if this country's doctors had agreed with those plans, they would now be in place. on any proposed national health insurance program, the ama will have the same objections we've had all along. it interferes in the doctor-patient relationship. it does not guarantee quality of care. it would be incredibly expensive on a national basis. there is no need for it in this country. that question has been debat
Dec 6, 2013 2:30pm PST
. and it basically said, "the ice cap is too high for human beings, and the technology does not exist to drill it." and toward the end of the season, i got a telex from the program manager. he said that he had funded all of his real science projects and he had $7,000 left -- what could we do on that tropical glacier for $7,000? and i remember telexing back and saying, "i think we can get there." the idea was to bring a drill from antarctica and fly this thing up to the summit, drill the core, put the cores in a helicopter, fly it out. this helicopter -- we'd be flying along at 19,000 feet, and it would just fall like a rock. i mean, it's clear air. and the pilot's eyes were big. i'm sure ours were, too. after two attempts, they said, "there's no way. we can't even get close to the ice cap." you just couldn't do it. so we failed in our mission to drill the ice field. and that's when we came up with the idea of solar power. the beauty of that is that they're panels. and you can put six panels to a horse, and you can transport your power supply to the edge of the ice, carry it up on the summit, asse
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